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Pablo Tovar Reguera

Alpine Skiing

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
LW12-2

Further personal information

Occupation
Athlete, Psychologist
Languages
Spanish
Higher education
Business Administration - University of Seville: Spain

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport at age 21 in Sierra Nevada, Spain.
Why this sport?
He practised winter sports prior to his accident. "Para skiing was my first choice to move forward and have new hopes."

General interest

Hobbies
Walking in the mountains, spending time with his family, playing with his dog. (sevilla.abc.es, 22 May 2019)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Your mind sets your limits, not your body." (sevilla.abc.es, 22 May 2019; surferrule.com, 15 May 2016)
Other sports
He has won medals in Para surfing and Para water skiing at national level in Spain. (sevilla.abc.es, 04 Apr 2018)
Ambitions
To compete at the Paralympic Winter Games. (diariodesevilla.es, 22 Apr 2019)
Impairment
He has paraplegia as a result of a motorcycle accident in 2008. (sevilla.abc.es, 04 Apr 2018)
Other information
PSYCHOLOGY
He has also studied for a degree in psychology and provides lectures for school children about psychological issues and managing their emotions. "I want to apply my knowledge in the field [of psychology] to sports. In sport you learn things that are later applied in daily life. Psychology helps me to control myself. If something happens to other children one day, what better way than to tell them what I know so they can manage it better? I teach them how to control themselves, what emotions are for, and how to react to frustrations." (sevilla.abc.es, 22 May 2019; surferrule.com, 15 May 2016)